Mike’s Facebook Fan page
Mike's Facebook Friend page
Mike's Twitter page
Mike's LinkedIn page
Blip TV: Mike's Burgundy & Gold Magazine page
Blip TV: Mike's guest appearances page
Mike's YouTube page
RedskinsHistorian's YouTube page
Branded 72 Pit Barbecue in Rockville, MD at 301-340-8596
Eureka Van & Storage at 703-471-5701
Flagship Carwash Center
Life Denied Rock Band

Tight End Mike Ditka Bulled His Way to a Hall of Fame Career


The play was vintage Mike Ditka: fierce, ruthless and determined.  With his Chicago Bears trailing the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-14 in the fourth quarter of a 1963 game, Ditka caught a pass in the flat.  The powerful tight end immediately shrugged off two defenders and charged downfield.  Iron Mike ground out chunks of yards while evading three more tacklers.  A sixth opponent tried in vain.  When Ditka finally went down, he had completed a 63-yard catch and run that set up a field goal, evening the game at 17.  The late-season tie was critical for the Bears, who remained in the Western Division lead and went on to win the NFL championship.